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    Default Backups

    I know you are very good at backing up sites and taking care of this. However i was wondering whether the following would be possible?

    Is it possible to somehow automatically download a backup weekly to my computer? And an automatic daily backup of databases?

    Ideally these would be stored sequentially on my server?

    Thoughts and pointers much appreciated.

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    I don't think cPanel allows access to the backups other than to be able to restore them.

    For mysql, you could setup a cron to create a backup that you could download.

    Code:
     
    mysqldump --opt -u <cPanel user> -p <cPanel pass> <database name> >backup.sql
    So if your cPanel login was
    andychev
    $3cr37

    and your database was
    main (which in reality is called andychev_main)

    You would do this:
    Code:
     
    mysqldump  --opt  -u andychev -p $3cr37 andychev_main>/home/andychev/www/backup.sql
    You might want to consider creating a mysql user with read access to the database and use that instead of having your cpanel info sitting in a cron file, though its probably not a real big deal.

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    Wow, this forum is great. I just picked up another great tip here.

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    Default backup cpanel

    Try CpSiteSaver I just started using it. Works very well for backing up cpanel sites as well as mysql dbs inside of cpanel.

    Larry

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    I've been using Cpanel's backup feature and it works very well.

    Chas

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